Types of Braces


Metal BracesLittle Girl Smiling With Braces Eating Ice Cream

Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive, and the ties have a variety of fun colors to choose from.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

In-Ovation C

In-Ovation C is a self-ligating bracket, which allows more control during treatment than more traditional brackets. The difference is that they are smaller in size, but also stronger and more efficient because they have a built-in clip that holds the archwire in place without the need for wire or elastic ties. Plus, their ceramic translucency helps to camouflage the appearance of braces, allowing you to maintain the natural beauty of your smile.

In-Ovation R

In-Ovation R is also a self-ligating bracket, with a clip that is more comfortable than the standard wires because it does not gouge or stick to the patient’s cheek or gumline. Many patients report faster, more efficient results, which means less fuss and fewer treatment visits for you.

Invisalign®Woman smiling and holding her Invisalign clear aligners

The Invisalign® system is a series of clear overlay templates – called aligners – that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign® system.

Get Started With Us Today!

If you are interested in any type of braces or Invisalign®, contact Blooming Smiles today to set up your free consultation. Give us a call in Northridge at 818-727-1800 or in Woodland Hills at 818-932-9100 and let us get started. We look forward to seeing your smile soon!